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The End of Life and After

When my father’s health took another precipitous decline in March, we needed to face the mysteries of dying and life after death. My family members had different beliefs and experiences. I wondered what my Quaker faith had to say about those mysteries. Sitting at my father’s bedside taught me some important things. Continue reading

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Listen to Your Children Praying

My experience at Tribe 1’s anniversary concert helped me recognize that I needed to attend the special January 10th “called meeting” of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to address racism. Continue reading

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In Order to Give Our Gift

I pray that we Friends grow increasingly able, faithfully, to play our part in the birth of a new, more conscious, connected humanity, a birth now reaching a painful stage of labor. Continue reading

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Longing: the First Element in the Spiritual Journey of Early Friends

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food … Continue reading

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